The Riddle of Reiki- The side to Reiki that not many people know of and my personal experience of it.
What does that mean? If we ask people to deﬁne Reiki, Those who have experienced Reiki will say its a Holistic therapy, an Energy healing modality founded by a man named Mikao Usui. There are now many versions of the Reiki that Master Usui founded, different names have been invented by people who have learnt it, and much has been understood and adapted to this wonderful energy through the evolution of humanity and its needs.
In my opinion, Reiki is a magical way of ﬁnding the connection we have lost through the Ages and from within ourselves. It is a process of Knowing how it really feels to be in complete freedom.
Reiki by its deﬁnition of its name means Universal energy. From this point, we understand that its a healing energy that comes from Higher beings, Archangels, Masters , Guides and Nature Elementals who are present during a healing session. These Beings are aware of our life path and the blockages we gather from this lifetime and Past.
A Guardian angel who has been with us for many lifetimes, knows the lessons we have come to understand on earth and sees the bigger picture of our soul. In my experience, what is usually documented during a Reiki session is only half of what’s really going on. Anyone can have a Reiki session, be it old or young, even animals.
We live in a world now where Perfection is coveted and everyone feels that we have to be perfect in every sense. To acknowledge that we may have some issues to deal with seems like there is something wrong with us and that we are Defected.
I have been told by many people that they do not need a reiki session, that reiki is for people who have serious issues/blockages and health problems. They tell me their lives are good, they get by with what they have and that they do their best. Even if they are facing challenges, they bite their teeth and brave the situation, keeping in mind the advice of the society around them. But on closer look, when i get to know them, i realize that almost all of them have fears, phobias and of course, broken hearts, disappointments, failures and childhood issues. These emotions do not dominate their lives anymore with its memory and they have moved on from the pain.
Time has the ability to erase the pain of the sting and we do not make ourselves victims but I have yet to meet a person who doesn't carry a blockage of some sort or another including myself. The closest i got to see someone completely free was a monk friend of mine, who has been in the forest meditating for about 6 years.
When we talk about emotional blockages, people immediately assume that its a bad thing. That a blockage means something is wrong with them. This is far from the truth. A blockage can simply be there because of their life experience which was in no way caused by them intentionally.
Yet...yet......it takes just one trigger, for us to go off the edge, to bring back the memories and for us to shut down before the pain of the new situation overwhelms us.
Ask yourself if you ever had a broken heart, been cheated on, had a difﬁcult childhood, unfortunate experience of losing a loved one tragically, been betrayed by a friend or enemy, almost drowned, been lied to, raped, physically or mentally abused, hurt someone mentally or emotionally, robbed and many others.
If you answer a Yes to any of the above, than most deﬁnitely you have a blockage in your
chakras. ( the energy centers of your spiritual body).
life cannot be void of such experiences because the purpose of life is to be a master of ourselves, as such, it is only possible that we master ourselves within such experiences and challenges. Nothing is more effective a teacher than the personal experience of a person.
Your trauma or pain do not have to be massive or dramatic, they can be as simple as a lie told by someone you love. The shock of realization would later manifest itself into something bigger.
It can even be an incident that you hardly remember, like in the case of a client who was sexually abused when she was ﬁve. She had a male teacher who had tried to touch her
inappropriately and showed her pornography magazines. My client had long forgotten this
incident as she was very young and as it was just a one off incident, she moved on without
50 years later, when i performed the ﬁrst reiki session for her, i saw this trauma locked in her mental body. She was surprised to hear about it as she had completely forgotten about this incident. She went on to explain that she never told her parents about this incident as she was sure they would blame her for going off to the teacher's residence and was afraid they would blame her for his behaviour. Now what happens over the next 50 years will show us how such an event, though unconscious in our mind, laying dormant, goes on to create much bigger problems. She went on to love and marry a man against her parents wishes who later abused her physically, mentally, emotionally and sexually. Even then, she took all the abuse and never uttered a word to anyone, not even to her parents. now we are talking about abuse on a massive scale. Her husband would beat her till she bled, burnt her with lighted cigarettes, accused her of sleeping around, forcing her to abort her baby and raping her .This was a daily occurrence with blue and black marks on her face. Beyond this, she still went to work to pay off his debts.
When i asked her why she never told her parents and got out of the marriage, she said that they would not accept her back into the family because she made her choice in being with this man. And she was responsible for that decision. 16 years later, when her ﬁrst born daughter got sexually abused by her own father and took the courage to tell her mother, my client refused to acknowledge it. She didn't know how to help her daughter. How could she know? She did not know how to help herself when she was herself was abused. 9 years later, when my clients younger daughter, 17 at that time,was drugged and raped, the same thing happened. There were a lot of tears, but nothing was discussed and the incident was not reported. Young girls at that age need much guidance. An adult or parent would have to make the decisions for them in what would be the right thing to do, to protect the child's fragile inner world that is shattered with the carelessness and damage of humans everywhere.
Though it would have been an ordeal to go through a court case, my belief is that that young girl would have found closure and peace of mind that wrong doers do get punished and that this world can be a safe place. But it was not reported, and the two young daughters went on in life carrying their own traumas, creating much pain in their life, unable to trust people.
We live in a society where we are encouraged to swallow the hurt and be STRONG. How many times have you yourself heard people say
" Don’t cry, be strong, don’t think about it and it will all get better ."
Yes, these are well meaning words - they ease the pain for that moment and its truly admirable to see a person standing strong in the face of challenges. Yet, these are exactly the ways in which we build our emotional blockages.
Let’s start by asking ourselves “what is wrong in letting ourselves feel our weaknesses?” If we acknowledge that we are weak, does that mean we are less than our magniﬁcent selves? I am not encouraging people to mop around and be negative in their outlook of life, negative energy of that sort drags down people around us and people naturally will keep away from a person of such aura. Instead, we can begin looking at every situation thats bringing us down and ask ourself why it is there. And what is it trying to teach us. Most people are not in the habit of asking themselves these questions. When a painful situation arises, it is easier and more habitual for us to point our ﬁngers at others and say that the other person or situation is creating the pain within us. We play the role of victim and tell our loved ones how unfair this has been. But the reality of this situation in a spiritual context is entirely different.
In spirituality, nothing happens to us by accident. Every situation or person who is in our life is connected to us because of a soul contract from a deeper level. No one is doing anything to us, we are the creators of each incident based on the power of our thoughts and the experience of our karma from past lifetimes and this lifetime. karma is the cause and effect of every thought, word and deed we have accumulated and expressed.
Its very hard to belief that this is a reality for those who do not work in the energy ﬁeld and do not see energy the way some healers can. Further more, its even more difﬁcult to comprehend that we are such powerful creators of our mind.
Life is a mirror. The things that happen in your life is a mirror of what’s going on within you. Some situations are unavoidable for the soul’s growth and for the clearing of its karma. It is during these moments that we have to dig deeper and ask the important questions instead of burying the emotions. Much of what society encourages us to do now is burying unpleasant experiences, put aside with the label ' bad luck '.
For many years, what was never contemplated snowballs into a blockage bigger and more
complex, attracting with it similar situations and people, creating within us a belief system that this is the way life is. This is the way people are. Judgements build up as well and a wall is created between ourselves and the big unpredictable world.
In my reiki practice, I see people’s patterns. Patterns are formed when a certain belief becomes solid, like matter. For example, if a person has the unfortunate incident of being cheated out of their money once, most likely they will start being very careful with their dealings in money matters. This experience takes its root hold as a new fear which then attaches itself to their subconscious mind. Whenever they deal with money in a similar situation, they will feel the anxiety and fear of it happening again. As powerful creators of our thoughts, we can then see why this would become a problem. Those fearful thoughts of what had already passed, gains momentum in energy and starts solidifying into a new and present experience. The saying “ Same story, different face “ brings meaning to the experience we have in not only money matters but in love and other emotions. The situation worsens as the experience keeps repeating itself fueled by more fears, making it a vicious cycle. At this point, this is what we call a belief system.
If our Belief in something is positive, than it will work well in our life creating positive outcomes. But when a Belief is negative and based on false evidences of fear , it is detrimental to our Growth and Freedom. This belief festers and becomes a blockage. A
blockage is a long held emotional or mental pain/trauma which slowly leads to physical
manifestations of illnesses.
This is where Reiki becomes very useful. Reiki identiﬁes the negative patterns by going deep into the subconscious, to the ﬁrst time the seed thought of a belief was planted. Reiki is a wonderful way to ﬁnd awareness in the person's energy patterns, identifying the Issues at hand and releasing them in a natural safe way.
Every human is capable of seeing with their 6th sight. Some call it the third eye. All humans are psychic. The reason most people can't see the other world is because of the energy blockages they carry. A healthy person with clear chakras have their life energy ﬂowing from their base chakra to the tops of the head in a straight line. But blockages from trauma or unresolved pain leaves a murky dark energy in or around the chakras, blocking the proper ﬂow of this life energy.
Reiki makes the recipient feel loved and safe and gives them that extra energy to stare at the wounds that would otherwise be too painful to sort through.
Reiki is not only for traumas and emotional blockages, in my reiki sessions i have come across many different situations where the person needs healing on different aspects of themselves. Mental stress, emotional stress and spiritual blocks are all parts of a bigger picture. There are also removal of spirit / earth bound attachments meaning a dead person attaching themselves to a living person's aura or chakras, draining them on their vitality and energy. There are past-live healings as well where the affecting karma is ready to be resolved in this lifetime freeing the person from the heavy burden of deeds done or received. There are healings where a deceased person an be contacted to ﬁnd closure for a person who has lost a loved one tragically without any last words. Such a person may have blamed themselves for the death of a person for years and ﬁnally see the truth of the matter.
I never know what to expect when someone walks through the door for a session as its not in my hands to chart the course of what needs to be healed, that decision and the powerful healing energy is entirely channelled from many wonderful loving beings that stand ever ready to support us. The information i gather intuitively is coming directly from these angels and guides, most of them who are guardians of the person who have come for the healing. Other guides that are present will be masters in the ﬁeld of medicine, leadership, psychology and in every ﬁeld we can imagine.
The most important thing a reiki practioner is advised to do during a healing session is to get out of the way and let the energy do what it needs to do, to be present and to be a channel for this magical energy thats rooted in love. This is why there is absolutely nothing i would rather do than what i am doing today. Healing. Reiki healing. I have great satisfaction in seeing my clients walk out the door, in freedom, carrying lesser burdens than when they had ﬁrst stepped in.
We do not have to go through our tough times alone and keep on carrying the burdens of our past, there is a way to the freedom that all humans remember and know about, deep in their subconscious mind. That state of being is not an illusion. It exist and is implanted in you from the beginning of time so that you will remember that there is a way back to it. There are lightworkers in every corner of the world ready to do this healing work for others and for themselves.
The Magic of Plants and flowers - How they are viewed psychically and the preparation and benefits as advised by the Ascended Master El Morya.
These quotes were given to Nicholas Roerich by El Morya in the 20's and early 30's. El Morya who ascended in the late 1800's, is one of the founders of Theosophy as well as Agni Yoga. He then went on to cofound The Bridge to Freedom and then the Summit Lighthouse with Saint Germain. Nicholas Roerich, a Russian, spent many years in Tibet. He was truly a Renaissance man. His paintings are very original and have a special ethereal quality. He had a student in FDR's Cabinet. The book Leaves of Morya's Garden by Roerich was even on Elvis Presley's reading list. El Morya has written and dictated on almost every subject imaginable over the years—always with the goal of elevating mankind and bringing in a New Era. Here are his thoughts on how plants, flowers and scents affect man and his environment.
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Plants and Flowers
In hoary antiquity incense was used to determine the aura of objects. It was supposed that objects with good auras became imbued with incense, whereas bad emanations did not absorb the effusions of the plant. Afterwards, incense was used in the temples in order to strengthen the Subtle World and being it nearer. Verily, incense has the property of increasing the vitality of the Subtle World. When used at funerals, its purpose is to safeguard the one who has passed the borderline of consciousness and to liberate him from the state of slumber that is usual for those who are unprepared. Such details of the ancient knowledge are completely forgotten; similarly forgotten is the significance of various fragrances.
The manufacturing of perfumes has lost its ancient meaning; not only has it lost this, but through ignorance the most harmful combinations are often used. The affirmed knowledge, based upon wide study, will afford an entire domain useful for application in life. The use of aromas in antiquity was connected with the study of cures.
The priests indicated how to utilize aromas and in what cases to apply them. Thus, without witchcraft, one can trace an entire system of cures based on inhalation and the nourishing of the nervous system by rubbing aromatic essences into the skin. Thus, the ancients looked far deeper than the surface of the skin. Heart (1932) - 153
Healing through the fragrance of flowers, resins, and seeds goes back to hoary antiquity. Thus, a rose not only possesses a similarity to musk but also prevents imperil.
A garden of roses was considered by the ancients as a place of inspiration. Freesias are beneficial for the sympathetic nervous system, which vibrates so much in a Yogi. The seeds of barley are unsurpassed for the lungs. You know already about mint, about the resin of cedar and other resins.
Perfumes are now bereft of meaning like all other desecrated values, yet the origin of fragrance underlies a useful but forgotten knowledge. Certainly the poisons of antiquity were very subtle. The newly invented narcotics are comparatively crude; chiefly, they destroy the intellect - in other words, precisely that which sustains the balance in all psychic experiments. A flaming heart without spiritual balance is an impossibility. Thus one must remember all details that bring one close to Hierarchy. Hierarchy (1931) - 316
You have heard of the fragrance emanating from the saints. We shall point out how the aura of saints, bringing them back to the bloodless kingdom, gives them the fragrance of the flowers through which they passed during their round of early incarnations. Thus, one can also heal by applying corresponding flowers to the body. Hierarchy (1931) - 368
One may influence plants, as has been shown, but one must exercise great patience, because every atmospheric current can affect the transmission of the fiery energy. But who can imagine that the cosmic chemism does not influence the human organism! But it is correctly observed that even the fragrance of flowers can change under the pressure of cosmic currents. Be not astonished that all Nature responds to that which man does not wish to notice. The refinement of consciousness primarily depends on attention to the surroundings. Fiery World - Book 2 (1934) - 27
Nothing gathers the essence of prana as well as do plants. Even pranayama may be replaced by association with plants. And it should be understood how assiduously the eye must fathom the structure of the plants. The pores of the plants are enlarged not only by the advent of new leaves and flowers, but also by the removal of dead parts. The law of Earth's nurture affords, through the antennae of the plants, the possibility of drawing out of this reservoir by means of smell and sight the precious quality of vitality, the so-called Naturovaloris, which is acquired through conscious striving.Leaves of Morya's Garden - Book 2 - Illumination (1925) - 2.5.11
Valuable as are the living plants which have not lost their vitality, preparations from them dried in the sun may also be useful. But the stages of decomposition should be avoided, because decomposition is the same in everything and always attracts the most imperfect spirits. Therefore, one should watch the condition of cut flowers. The smell of decomposition must be sensed, as it is not the external appearance but the smell which manifests the symptom.
Leaves of Morya's Garden - Book 2 - Illumination (1925) - 2.5.11
One may pass from animals to plants. You already know that it is beneficial to sleep on cedar roots. You know what collectors of electricity pine needles are. Not only do plants serve salutarily by their extracts, but the plant emanation produces a strong effect on the surroundings. One may see how man can be helped by a bed of flowers consciously combined. Absurd are mixed flower beds whose mutual reactions destroy their good effect. Matched or homogeneous ones can answer the needs of our organism. How many useful combinations there are in fields covered by wild plants! Combinations of plants which are natural neighbors must be studied as instruments of an orchestra. Those scientists are right who look upon plants as subtly sensitive organisms. The next steps will be the study of the reaction of groups of plants on each other as well as upon man. The sensitivity and reciprocal action of plants upon surroundings is indeed astonishing. Plants are manifested, as it were, as a binding substance of the planet, acting on a network of imperceptible interactions. True, the value of plants was long ago foreseen, but group reciprocal actions have not been studied. Until recently people have not understood the vital capacity of vegetable organisms and have senselessly cut clusters of heterogeneous plants, not caring about the meaning of what they were doing. A man with a bouquet is like a child with fire. Exterminators of the vegetation of the planet's crust are like state criminals. New Era Community (1926) - 142
In studying the emanations of the rose, you noticed that merely walking past the blossom had an effect upon its emanations. From this observation alone it may be seen how sensitive plants are, and how strong their reactions to man. There is also another experiment which has considerable significance. If man by his energy can project his influence to the next floor through beams and carpets, then what deductions may be made about public communities! New Era Community (1926) - 142
People must not keep anything rotten in their houses. The presence of fermentation, or of stagnant water attracts undesirable entities. When the photographing of entities of the Subtle World becomes more advanced, it will be possible to record on film the difference between the surroundings of a bit of cheese or meat and that of a fresh rose.
Obviating logical arguments, one can actually see that the forms attracted by meat are repellent. These lovers of decomposition even accompany to the mouth itself the dish fancied by them. Also, before photographing auras one can gain experience by taking pictures of objects with their surroundings. As always, the experiment requires patience and perseverance. It should begin with indicative objects.
Of the pure aromas, one must prefer the rose; it contains a very lasting oil. But it should not be forgotten that flowers should be gathered before decomposition has set in. I point out roses because they contain the greatest quantity of fiery energy. Thus, lovers of roses are near to fiery energy. The entities that feed on decomposition avoid the aromas of fiery energy. One must accept this indication in all simplicity, and just as information from a pharmacy. Fiery World - Book 1 (1933) - 227
Roses are beneficial for Bliss. All helpful means should be assembled. Not without reason was the rose the symbol of mystery in alchemy. But nowadays rose oil is very poorly prepared. Hierarchy (1931) - 424
It is authentically known that some aromas evoke a tension of psychic energy on the surface of the skin at the origins of the nerves. Certain species of roses and the ingredients known to you as the balm of the Mother of the World are useful for this. The benign action of the balm itself is greatly augmented by the invoked psychic energy. Therefore, various forms of skin disease and disintegration of matter are subject to this action. Of course, when clarity of consciousness is added, the result is increased still more. Therefore, proper suggestion is useful even with the best remedies. Let us not forget that these indications are useful for the investigation of psychic energy. Heart (1932) - 137
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The yogi must keep his organs of respiration pure. For this, hot milk, valerian, and mint are prescribed. The yogi must keep his stomach and his bowels pure; licorice and senna are prescribed for this. The yogi must keep his lungs pure, and for this he is given aloe, and also resins, prudently used. The yogi must keep pure the all-pervading soma, for which he must make use of musk. But purity also requires vitality of the glands. Agni Yoga (1929) - 172
One must with equal caution guard the purity of the air in one's sleeping room. One should remember that during the departure of the astral body the physical body remains unprotected, and if the air is poisoned, the appearance of undesirable guests is unavoidable. Mint is the best disinfectant. It also aids the astral body, which leaves the physical body more often than we think.
It may at times wander aimlessly, staying close to the physical body, or it may enter upon a new course of action and gain much knowledge. The imperative duty of each one is to create the best conditions for one's astral body. Agni Yoga (1929) - 196
Who said that musk is merely a stimulant? It can have an equilibrating importance, bringing into motion basic energies. It is regrettable when such multiform, powerful reactions are reduced to a single manifestation. The poorer the idea of it, the cruder the hypothesis. This refers also to many indicated remedies. No one thinks about the significance in synthesis of valerian. No one is willing to understand mint as a friend of life, ready to exercise a calming effect upon rebellious centers. No one wishes to observe the action of milk combined with soda. Thus broad is the field of observation for eyes which have been opened. Fiery World - Book 2 (1934) - 197
Mint can be useful even as an outdoor plant, for the emanations of its fiery leaves are most subtle and natural as are those of roses. Where one can have flowers, oils are not needed. Thus, the most alive and the most natural are the best of all. Let us not forget that mint and roses are excellent disinfectants. Fiery World - Book 2 (1934) - 197
To the indications about medicines one should add that the skins of the musk animals were valued in Lemuria. Also, a chalice of cedar resin figured in the rituals of the consecration of the kings of the ancient Khorassan. Druids also called the chalice of cedar resin the chalice of life. And only later, with the loss of the realization of the spirit, was it replaced by blood. Leaves of Morya's Garden - Book 2 - Illumination (1925) - 2.4.18
Can a yogi feel fatigue? Of course he can; he can even become ill. But he will know that a new store of energy must then be gathered. He will know where energy was overspent and will, without losing equanimity, make use of valerian and musk. Agni Yoga (1929) - 241
How can cancer be cured? Of course, with psychic energy, whose crystal achieves the best healing. It is possible to utilize the accumulations of psychic energy, a true panacea for all illnesses, even for leprosy. The crystal of psychic energy can be obtained from musk, but this is a crystal of unconscious energy. Of course, there is the crystal of universal power, the Philosopher's Stone. Here, once again, the alchemists are close to the truth. The Philosopher's Stone, as a physical accumulation of psychic energy, is at the foundation of all life. Agni Yoga (1929) - 495
This emulsion when rubbed into the body, provides the energy needed to sustain nourishment for a long time. This is similar to the taking of musk, which, as you already know, reduces one's need for food. Give the formula for this emulsion only to those who have proved their devotion to the Teaching. There is little reason to feed the body of one who tries to deny psychic energy. Agni Yoga (1929) - 582
Thus, We advise giving musk for strengthening activity, but We are definitely against narcotics which calm and deaden the intellect. How, then, will the quality of thoughts, so needed for the future life be developed if we dull it with poison? But medical science is lavish in producing living corpses. Hierarchy (1931) - 186
Besides psychic energy, musk is useful, because it strengthens the nervous system and kindles the protective net. Thus the strengthening of the centers of the heart and Chalice gives a necessary strength to the protective net. Heart, fiery Chalice, illumine ye the path of the ascending ones! Hierarchy (1931) - 458
For photographing the aura other, mechanical methods are also useful. Before taking the photograph it is useful to take musk, which stimulates the currents of energy. It is useful to have a black velvet screen and to manifest solemnity if it is feasible. It would naturally be absurd to crowd the room with casual, curious visitors. It is necessary to cleanse the very atmosphere of the room with eucalyptus oil. Thus, not only the occult conditions but the purely hygienic ones should be foreseen. Heart (1932) - 465
Hygiene of thought must be applied on both the spiritual and earthly planes. One must carry out experiments, strengthened by fiery medicines, upon the processes of thinking. One should pay attention to the action of phosphorus or the evaporation of eucalyptus upon thinking. One should verify the extent to which thinking is improved by musk. One should gather all data in regard to various resinous oils. Finally, one must remember all the combinations that are closest to the activity of Fire. These experiments should be carried out with persons of strong fiery thinking. Such experiments will remind one not only about vitamins but also about Agni. The efforts of physicians to concentrate not only upon internal remedies but also on the reactions of the sense of smell will produce the needed results. People are gravely sick. The dark forces endeavor to seduce with all kinds of narcotics, but the narrow boundaries of life are not broadened by stupefying the intellect. Just now spiritual vigilance is needed. One must grow to love this vigilance as a state fitting to man. Fiery World - Book 1 (1933) - 350
Do not confuse fatigue with intensity. These two states, notwithstanding their complete difference, can produce similar symptoms. But fatigue must be overcome by a change of work, whereas tension must be actually increased. It would be a mistake to allow oneself to dissipate tension. One must nourish this manifest fiery power as a precious gift. Each tension is a sharpening of consciousness. Each weariness is a dulling, but in either case let us not forget to take musk. Ur. has wisely established the combination of musk with soda and valerian. Certainly the very speedy accumulation of musk by means of soda is useful, as it is also the continuation of the reaction to valerian. All three ingredients are of a fiery nature. Not without reason was soda called, in antiquity, ashes of divine Fire, and fields of soda deposits were called sites of Devas' encampments. Likewise valerian is especially effective in combination with musk. While musk kindles Fire, valerian sustains it as a static condition. In fatigue this fiery remedy is absorbed in order to renew the nerve centers; but in the striving of intensity there is need of prolonged combustion, in order to avoid explosions and shocks. But above all other life-giving agents is the communion with Hierarchy. Musk may dry up, but in communion with Hierarchy its strength will be promptly renewed and an inexhaustible supply of energy extended. Fiery World - Book 2(1934) - 180
Likewise, it is inadvisable to trust in all the kinds of musk from various animals. Only the musk deer has the proper diet.Fiery World - Book 3 (1935) - 536
It has been rightly observed that certain plants have the aroma of musk. It is useful to gather information about such plants. They will not possess all the valuable qualities of the life-giver, musk; nevertheless the useful quality of preserving vigor is inherent in them. One may sometimes observe that neighboring plants begin to take on the same scent; the roots and soil may serve as conductors. AUM (1936) - 237
An outflow of psychic energy is not at all susceptible to treatment by blood transfusion, but by valerian, musk, and milk with bicarbonate of soda. These basic remedies are supplemented by the psychic energy of the physician - the latter is quite essential. Our young friend possesses an excellent quality - he can give away a large quantity of energy without injuring himself, for there is none of that malice in him which usually has an enfeebling effect. Malice can produce a strong convulsion, therefore the basis of malice is not suitable. Brotherhood (1937) - 472
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Deodar and Musk
Deodar oil has been called the balsam of the heart. Truly, some substances belong to Nature's heart, and their noble quality is conducive to the purification of the heart - so also in a rose, in musk, in amber. I cite the essences of various properties in order to define the scope of Nature's heart. Heart (1932) - 387
Not only is the odor of the deodar pleasant, but it helps to invigorate breathing and expel dark entities. Many oils have a purifying property, but not all have an influence on the Subtle World. The deodar has a significance in the Subtle World, and it is usually connected with places of sojourn of the Rishi. They know that the deodar possesses the quality of driving away evil entities. Fiery World - Book 2 (1934) - 244
Certain plants exist as reservoirs of prana. The pine trees collect it as if in electric needles. And as a bond between heaven and the depths of earth, the earth is covered with living antennae which gather and preserve the true renewing element of the spiritual tissue. Leaves of Morya's Garden - Book 2 - Illumination (1925) - 2.4.18
When it is not the season for flowers, it is useful to have small pine trees. Like a dynamo they accumulate vitality, and they are more effectual than right breathing. Instead of by ritual breathings one can thus receive a most condensed supply of prana. Of course, a state of rest also increases the action. Leaves of Morya's Garden - Book 2 - Illumination(1925) - 2.5.11
Certain metals may correspond to the constitutional make-up of the local inhabitants; there may be magnetic currents connected with underground waters. Likewise, certain species of trees may increase or retard the action of psychic energy. Oak and pine are good, but aspen, alder, and dwarf elm are rarely of help to the energy. However, such circumstances are of secondary importance. AUM (1936) - 393
True, true, true - people must settle themselves in tested localities. Even a bear shows greater care in selecting his den. Plants will indicate the better possibilities. Look for cedars and pines, heather and oak, grass and flowers of vivid color. Natural electrification in a locality is necessary. Large, long needles of evergreen are the best condensers of electricity. Heights above eleven thousand feet, devoid of vegetation, provide useful prana. New Era Community (1926) - 182
The fire of Zoroaster was the result of burning of the cedar resin in the chalice. Leaves of Morya's Garden - Book 2 - Illumination (1925) - 2.4.18
Long ago the significance of Manas was pointed out; it is impossible that such a treasury as the Chalice should have no importance for all that surrounds it. There can be palliative measures, such as ammonia, menthol, eucalyptus, and cedar resin. But these will only ease the symptoms whereas the real panacea will be the cultivation of psychic energy. Agni Yoga (1929) - 573
Odors and Aromas
Besides investigating psychic energy by the use of color, make tests of it with sound and aroma. It is possible to obtain indicative reactions to music; furthermore, observe both the effect of distance and of the most consonant harmonies. Much is said about the influence of music upon people, but almost no illustrative experiments are carried out. One may observe the influence of music upon people's moods, but that will be commonplace. Indeed, it is assumed that gay music communicates joy, and sorrowful - sadness, but such deductions are insufficient. It may be ascertained what harmony most closely adjoins the psychic energy of man, what symphony can have the strongest quieting or inspiring influence upon people. Different musical compositions need to be used in tests. The very quality of harmonization will give the best indications about the paths of sound and the life of man. AUM (1936) - 384
Likewise, it is indispensable to investigate the influence of aromas. It is necessary to approach both fragrant flowers and different compounds, which must stimulate or diminish psychic energy. Finally, one can combine color, sound, and aroma, and observe the cooperation of all three motive forces. AUM (1936) - 384
Beginning with such observations, one can arrive at valuable conclusions which, when accumulated, will bring great benefits to humanity. Because the time has now arrived for especially keen application of the psychic laws. It is time to gather into the chalice of patience all the designs and to remember that each fluctuation of climate and atmospheric pressures also exerts its deep influence upon the psychic laws. Let us apply the most precise scale for weighing our thoughts, and let us remember that each oxidization of metals exerts influence upon the character and quality of thoughts. Smoke, and also the odor of burning refuse or meat, is always harmful. Let us not forget that dust, like particles of decay, penetrates the pores of the body. Let us calmly discriminate in all the details of life, not for self-vindication, but for the investigation of our nature and acceptance of the measures of perfection. Hierarchy (1931) - 67
It is instructive to observe from the scientific point of view the nature of the atmosphere surrounding the substance of the Subtle or Fiery World, when this atmosphere is condensed for a manifestation in the physical world. One may recall the draughts which precede manifestation; in one case one can sense a coolness as of mountains, even accompanied by fragrances, whereas in another case one can sense piercing cold and an unpleasant odor. In this way the strata of the worlds can be distinguished. But one might also discern various chemical compounds in the condensed atmosphere. Is this not a manifestation of the higher realities? Thus, spiritually and physically, it is possible to apprehend the magnitude of the Invisible Worlds. One must not only become accustomed to this beautiful reality, but must also adjust one's actions commensurately with the grandeur of Cosmos. Fiery World - Book 1 (1933) - 610
Vibrations can evoke in the heart a great many subtle sensations. If man would understand how to make use of affirmed vibrations in order to draw forth subtle feelings from the depths of his heart, it would be possible to avert many evil actions. Science certainly must occupy itself with the investigation of a means of evoking these vibrations. Indeed, sound, color and odor can provide an entire synthesis for the higher sensations. When gross methods are replaced by subtle ones, the spirit will possess sensitiveness of perception. Contact with more subtle energies will result in a refinement of the entire way of life. When space begins to resound with subtle energies, one will have to know how to apply them vitally. Therefore it is possible to resort to contact with hardened criminals in the search for new ways for regeneration of the spirit. It is necessary to find new means for vibrations. On the path to the Fiery World let us ponder on how to purify the spirit of humanity. Fiery World - Book 3 (1935) - 265
If clairaudience and clairvoyance exist there must also be clair-scent. Of course, in the manifestation of psychic energy it has a special significance; not only is the energy condensed in the aroma but it calls forth that spasmodic inhaling about which I have already spoken. It is instructive to recollect how strangely the ancient wisdom was transmuted in degenerating into absurd rituals. When you read about the customs of Egypt, China, and other ancient peoples, about greetings through smell and inhalation, it is difficult to discern therein the memory of psychic energy preserved from the vanished races. But even new open straight-knowledge discloses the essence of the surrounding atmosphere. It is not a question of smell but precisely of essence. Heart (1932) - 136
Exercising attention is a condition of observation of the signs of the Subtle World. Attention can be developed by various means. In a symphony one can choose and follow one voice, or one can identify several melodies simultaneously. It is also useful to establish the sonance of silence. Silence has many delicate voices, and to observe their rhythm means to come closer to the Subtle World. But, in studying silence it is instructive to recognize the dissonance of each physical intrusion. One cannot find a better example than the comparison of a physical sound with the Subtle World. And such an antithesis is also observed in the sphere of the sense of smell. Yet this quality is developed much more rarely! If smell appears as a form of nourishment in the Subtle World, it is understood that in the physical world it is not so highly developed. Of course, as you have noticed, the Subtle World is full of odors. The higher, the more perfect they are. But the lower strata are full of decomposition. If disincarnated beings are delayed in the lower strata, they carry around themselves the shell of decomposition; therefore, during life it is very useful to get accustomed to the flight into the higher strata. Heart (1932) - 327
Decrees - A Tool for Spiritual Acceleration.
The ascended masters teach that the Science of the Spoken Word is a step-up of all prayer forms East and West.
It combines prayer, meditation and visualization with what are called dynamic decrees, placing special emphasis on affirmations using the name of God—I AM THAT I AM.
Decrees differ from regular prayer because they have been taken from the words of the saints and masters of East and West. Because these enlightened ones have reached the highest levels of intimate communion with God, their words are like ropes that we too can use to sustain a strong spiritual connection.
They are sacred formulas for the release of God's power.
The ascended masters say that decrees as a form of devotion is the most effective method known today for spiritual resolution, the balancing of karma, and soul advancement.
Students of the ascended masters give dynamic decrees to direct God's light for the solving of personal and planetary problems, including crime, pollution, drugs, child abuse, the economy, AIDS, and the threat of nuclear war.
Decrees are a key that every pilgrim on the path of reunion with God needs to meet the challenges of modern life—challenges we all must face before we can enter the high road of Aquarius.
If you are new to this form of prayer, we invite you to see for yourself.
After all, you'll never know until you try.
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Spoken Prayer Is More Effective Than Silent Prayer
Genesis tells us that God began the process of creation with the spoken Word. He said, “Let there be light,” and the universe began. Is sound so powerful?
We know it can be a dramatic destructive force—the high-pitched note that shatters a wineglass, the sonic boom that cracks plaster, the gunshot that sets off an avalanche.
But sound is also a constructive force, as doctors and health practitioners are discovering every day.
Ultrasound (high-pitched sound waves) is being used for everything from cleaning wounds to diagnosing tumors to pulverizing kidney stones. Someday it may even be used to inject drugs into the body, making needles obsolete.
Scientists are now researching sound's impact on the brain. Certain kinds of classical music, like Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, have a range of positive effects, including temporarily raising IQ, expanding memory and speed learning.
Some alternative medical practitioners are experimenting with using specific tones to heal the organs.
Other researchers are looking at the effects of some of the sounds that originate in the human voice box—prayer and chanting.
Click below to see some of the most powerful decrees channelled by the masters.
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